Rediscover The Essence of Classic British Pubs With The Duke of Greenwich: A Foodie’s Paradise!

How does experiencing a modern twist on traditional smokehouse pub fare sound to you? If your taste buds are tingling, we have a hidden family gem you’ll want to know about!

the new owners of The Duke of Greenwich, formally The Vanbrugh Tavern in SE10

We are talking about none other than The Duke of Greenwich, where unpretentious pub food meets restaurant-quality finesse. Before diving into all the scrumptious details, let’s chat about the team behind this culinary marvel.

Meet the Dream Team

Jonathan Kaye and the Blucert brothers, Dan and Nick, bring to the table (quite literally) over 70 years of hospitality experience. Each one plays an indispensable role, from managing the front of house to crafting divine dishes in the kitchen and concocting beverages that are nothing short of works of art.

Backing them up are Surveyor Rob Humphreys and Engineer Ryan Vivian, who ensure that everything runs like a well-oiled machine. The collective resume of this squad includes iconic names like Oblix at the Shard, Polpo, Neptune, Big Easy, and more. Talk about hospitality superheroes!

A Look into the History

Originally built in 1868, The Duke of Greenwich pays homage to its roots when it was known as The Duke of Edinburgh. A well-loved establishment known, previously as The Vanbrugh, the pub has received a new lease of life thanks to the talented team behind it. It’s their second venture after The Jolly Gardeners in Vauxhall, which has won hearts and even received a nomination in the Observer Food & Drink Awards 2022.

The Culinary Adventure Awaits

What sets this 150-cover pub apart? It has a large garden featuring a handmade, bespoke fire cage BBQ and smoker, which will undoubtedly be the main attraction. The pub promises a selection of BBQ-style sharing plates with daily specials. Imagine whole fish sourced from Wright Brothers in Cornwall or slow-smoked, rare breed meats from Lyons Hill Farm in Dorset. These aren’t just meals; they’re food journeys!

Must-Try Dishes

  • Starters: How about some Lemon hummus, smoked habanero and black tahini flatbread? It comes straight from the wood oven!
  • Appetisers: Don’t skip the Scottish scallops with Szechuan butter and dripping breadcrumbs for those who want a little surf with their turf.
  • Mains: For the show’s star, consider the smoked beer-can chicken with house barbecue sauce or a whole sea bass stuffed with lemongrass, chilli, and galangal.

And parents, rejoice! The Duke isn’t just for the adults; the diverse menu is bound to have something for the younger crowd, too.

Don’t Forget the Drinks!

The bar is a haven for beverage connoisseurs. They feature a range of independent and local breweries, and their wine and cocktail lists are curated to perfection. For those who appreciate wine, you’ll find some beautiful organic and low-intervention options straight from the tap, thanks to Unchartered Wines.

When to Visit

The Duke of Greenwich welcomes patrons from Wednesday to Sunday, 12-11 p.m. Food is served from 5-9 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends (12-9 p.m. on Saturdays and 12-8 p.m. on Sundays).

Wrapping It Up

Whether it’s a casual weeknight dinner, a lazy Sunday roast, or a special family outing, The Duke of Greenwich is more than just a pub; it’s a culinary experience. Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Daniel Blucert, proudly unveils a new BBQ menu that reflects worldwide influences inspired by the seasons. With such an impressive lineup of food, drinks, and a welcoming atmosphere, it will become the go-to spot for families and foodies in Greenwich and South East London.

So why not take a break from the ordinary and treat your family—and yourself—to a gastronomic delight? We wholeheartedly recommend visiting The Duke of Greenwich, and we’re confident it will become your new local favourite.

To make your reservations or find out more, head to their website or get social with them on Instagram. You can also reach them at +44 20 8858 3577 or via email at

Cheers to great food, fabulous drinks, and family times that become cherished memories!

The Duke of Greenwich: A Foodie’s Paradise!

The Duke of Greenwich: A Foodie’s Paradise!

The Duke of Greenwich: A Foodie’s Paradise!

The Duke of Greenwich: A Foodie’s Paradise!